9 February 2019

Art sowing on demand: 7-meter Tree, 1980 – 82, Giuseppe Penone
curated by Panagiotis Voulgares
Fokia Nou Art Space
Athens, Greece
article in Elculture.gr
article in It’s Only Arts

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31 January 2019
Elisa Bollazzi: raccogliere in micro (e seminare in macro) come atto creativo
interview by Alice Traforti
Collezione da Tiffany

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8 March 2018

Caffè letterario nell’ambito di Filosofarti
Identità femminile ed educazione sociale

MICROCOLLECTION
L’arricchimento invisibile del sé
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Cabinet de regard: micro & macro, 2018
William Cobbing, Igor Eskinja, Petrit Halilaj, Camille Henrot, Xu Zhen

Sala Monaco – Busto Arsizio, Italy
articolo sempionenews

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22 March 2017
segnalazione della mostra THE CABINET PROJECT, a cura del collettivo ArtSci Salon, St. George Campus, Università di Toronto, Canada sulla webzine MaSeDomani
The Cabinet project

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19 March 2017
segnalazione della mostra FOR REAL, through Shim ArtHelix Gallery, Brooklyn, NY
“For real” Rivista Segno

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6 March 2017
segnalazione della mostra FOR REAL, through Shim ArtHelix Gallery, Brooklyn, NY sulla webzine MaSeDomani
Petra Varl e Microcollection in mostra a New York

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17 September 2016
in occasione della mia partecipazione a NoPlace, progetto artistico ideato da Umberto Cavenago e vincitore del 49° Premio Suzzara ho scritto i seguenti articoli:
articolo del 4 settembre scritto da Elisa Bollazzi per la webzine MaSeDomani
articolo del 13 settembre scritto da Elisa Bollazzi per la webzine MaSeDomani

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September 2016
Paul D’Agostino, director of Centotto Gallery in Bushwick, NY, mentions Microcollection in an interview with Laura Loguercio in
Racconti da Bushwick, ultima mecca degli artisti di New York
VNY, La Voce di New York
articolo qui

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May 2016
Video interview with Microcollection
by students Giulia Lo Chiatto, Elisa Greco Margarete, Rebecca Molteni
in ARTIST’S DOC. PROJECT, education project
section Multimedia Audio Visual
Liceo Artistico “Angelo Frattini”, Varese, Italy
Luca Scarabelli, teacher
video

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December 2015
Ildikó Séra interviews Elisa Bollazzi/Microcollection
“Elhinteni a Magokat”
for the magazine Balkon, Contemporary Art Magazine, Budapest, Hungary
pages 40-43

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22 November 2015
ART SOWINGS in MAKE8ELIEVE ( art # culture magazine )
ISSUE #8: HORROR
curated by Michelle Marie Murphy ( Chicago, Illinois ) & Baptiste Lefevre ( Cetusss ) ( Geneve, Switzerland )
pages 45-49

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7 October 2015
Valentina Colella interviews Elisa Bollazzi/Microcollection
interview
artestetica.org Forme e sostanza nella contemporaneità

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12 November 2014
Exchange Rates – The Bushwick Expo
by Elizabeth Johnson

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22 October 2014
L’artista Elisa Bollazzi rappresenta l’Italia a Exchange Rates: The Bushwick Expo
by Vissia Menza
Ma Se Domani

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20 October 2014
Quando la realtà è migliore dei sogni
Vissia Menza interviews Elisa Bollazzi/Microcollection on the first issue of MSD Magazine/Ma Se Domani
page 18

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26 May 2012
Arte leggera, discreta, invisibile
su Adopera/Adotta un’opera

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20 May 2012
Varesenews

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19 May 2012
Semine d’arte a Varese
Artevarese

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April 2012
Un micro-museo
by Chiara Zocchi
GQ Italy

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Cabinet de regard in Stanza251

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artecultura

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artevarese

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varesereport

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28 July 2009
EXPOZITII / Bienala de la Paris – istorie si actualitate
article written by Raluca Baloiu
SELF INTERVIEW

Elisa Bollazzi interviewing Microcollection

ELISA BOLLAZZI : How and when did you get the idea for MicroCollection?
MICROCOLLECTION : In 1990. I was visiting the Venice Biennale and, almost by chance, picked up a few fragments accidentally fallen onto the floor from a fantastic work by Anish Kapoor. These “microparticles”, overlooked by everyone else, opened up a new world, an illumination! They triggered a completely fresh approach to meandering from gallery to gallery, from one museum to another.

EB: How many fragments does MicroCollection own now?
M: More than 700, also thanks to the precious help of artists, collectors, friends that constantly send me art-particles from everywhere.

EB: What do you do with these donations?
M: The fragments can be viewed under a microscope in itinerant Cabinets de Regard, in which the viewers can sense the invisible and the real essence of art. Minimal Art, Conceptual Art, Arte Povera, Fontana, Penone, Paolini, Beuys, Buren, Cragg, Long..

EB: Tell us about your project Art Sowing.
M: The creation of parcels of land or small green areas planted and cultivated with valuable microparticles of artworks whose titles clearly show the selection criteria adopted: The 3-metre tree by Penone, Watermelons by Gilardi, Garden by McCarthy, etc.

EB: Where about?
M: Milan, Turin, Bozen, Basel, and so on. In 2010 in Jerago with Waiting flowerbed, an area planted with art fragments next to a bench on which sit and wait for an utopic art-garden to grow, a thought-provoking space, a meeting point, where the work of art starts a process that changes the way we look at the “art system”. A beneficial wait to stimulate creativity in the contemplation of a growing art garden.
I am now planning to create a cultural-artistic humus in parks and gardens all over the world.

EB: Is there any links between picking up art fragments and planting them?
M: After long years spent picking up the “invisible”, I am now ready to return the world, in the form of gifts, what I have lovingly collected so far.

EB: Anything to add?
M: « Artists don’t make objects. Artists make mythologies. » (Anish Kapoor)